Cleft gave me different understanding of life – Patient

February 26, 2022 Editor 0

Dental Technician Kaosarat Bankole recently gave a heart-wrenching story on her ordeals of living with an untreated cleft of the palate, and how things eventually turned around for the better after her encounter with Smile Train. “Cleft gave me a different meaning to my life. I couldn’t talk or express myself around people apart from people close to me like Read More

NBMA policy move to secure Nigeria from health, environmental threats – Ikeazor

February 9, 2022 Helen Oji 0

Minister of State for Environment Sharon Ikeazor has said the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) policy was to secure the health of Nigerians and the immediate environment from biological threats, as well as sustain socio-economic development. Ikeazor said this on Tuesday during the unveiling and public presentation of the approved National Biosecurity Policy and Action Plan 2022-2026 which held in Read More

Health advocacy group hails FG on sugary drinks tax

January 22, 2022 Tope Sunday, Abuja 0

Global Health Advocacy Incubator, an health advocacy group,  has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari over the introduction of tax on the sugar-sweetened beverages, saying that the tax will raise the government’s revenue. The group in a statement issued on Saturday in Abuja, also commended the Minister of Finance, Zainab Shamusuna, for her effort which led to the introduction of the tax Read More

My husband ‘loves dog more than me,’ woman tells court

December 10, 2021 Editorial IV 0

A 40-year-old divorce seeker, Rashidat Ogunniyi, Thursday, told an Igando Customary Court that her “husband loves his dog more than he loves me.” Mrs Ogunniyi, 40, who is seeking dissolution of her 12-year-old marriage, told the court that her husband, Kazeem, was only concerned about the welfare of his dog. “Kazeem is an irresponsible husband and father, he lacks care Read More

Obasanjo to deliver lecture at Bowen University’s 16th convocation

November 3, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo will deliver lecture on ‘The Nation and University System’ at the 16th convocation ceremony of Bowen University, Iwo, Osun state, Saturday. The University will also honour the Ebola heroine and physicians, late Stella Adadevoh, with a Doctor of Science in Public Health.  The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Joshua Ogunwole, disclosed this during a press Read More

UN body commends NECC Kaduna for research innovation on co-chlear implants

November 2, 2021 Editor 0

The United Nations African Convention on Disabled and physically challenged people (UNACDCP) has commended the National Ear Care Center (NECC) Kaduna for embarking on reforms which has turned around the fortunes of the center. Speaking at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) which held in Nairobi Kenya, host, Dr Mutavi Evans Mutavi, the organisations Charge d ‘affairs in Kenya said NECC Read More

LG offers auto cleaning, antibacterial line of air conditioners

October 31, 2021 David Agba 0

The LG Electronics has introduced a new line of auto cleaning and antibacterial air conditioners that guarantees good quality of life. Scientists from around the world are working on understanding the impact of Indoor air quality (IAQ) on health and life expectancy. Research has shown that in areas with higher levels of harmful substances, poorer air quality can exacerbate a Read More

[Breaking] Coup: AU slams suspension on Sudan

October 27, 2021 Aljazeera 0

The African Union (AU) has said it suspended Sudan from all its activities after the country’s military overthrew the civilian-led transitional government in a coup. The African Union Political Affairs Peace and Security on Wednesday tweeted the news of the suspension, an expected move typically taken in the wake of military coups. In a communique, the pan-African body said the Read More

NYSC deploys 1,101 members to Yobe

October 26, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1, 101 members to Yobe state in the 2021 batch C , stream I mobilization. Our correspondent reports that of the 1, 101 posted to the state under the batch, 658 are males while 443 are female graduates from different institutions in the country. Speaking while swearing in the newly deployed NYSC Read More

Health care: PHC-TWG holds maiden meeting in Yobe

October 21, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf, 0

The Yobe State Primary Health Care Technical Working Group (PHC TWG) has Thursday held its maiden meeting aimed at improving primary health care delivery in the state. In a statement signed by the Yobe state director information services who doubles as the chairman social mobilization and community engagements sub working group, Hajiya Husna Ibrahim, indicates that the meeting held at Read More

Sanwo-Olu, Uduaghan, Kyari, others for The Witness Newspaper foundation launch

October 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Witness, a credible Nigerian newspaper in digital and print formats, is set to launch a non-governmental organization, ‘The Witness Newspaper Foundation’, in commemoration of its fourth year anniversary. The event is billed to hold on Sunday, October 24th, 2021, at the prestigious Lagos Continental Hotel (formerly Intercontinental Hotel), Victoria Island, Lagos. A statement on Monday by the managing director of the newspaper, Read More

Shiekh Jingir admonishes health workers on sincerity, compassion

October 18, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The national chairman, Council of Ulama, Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’ah Wa Ikamatis Sunnah (JIBWIS), Shiekh Sani Yahaya Jingir, has admonished health workers to be cautious of the fact that Allah will hold them to account on their deeds as those entrusted to look after their clients. He also called on the federal government to support faith based health organisation. Sheikh Jingir Read More

Ochanya’s death: CSOs call for special court for rape cases

October 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Two frontline Civil Society Organisations fighting against rape in Nigeria have demanded for a special court to handle cases of rape in the country. The groups under the aegis of Men Against Rape Foundation (MARF) and its parent organisation, Make A Difference Initiative (MAD) made the demand to mark the third year memorial of Ochanya Elizabeth Ogbanje, who died three Read More

2022 budget: Coalition lauds Buhari over proposed tax on soft drinks

October 14, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The National Action on Sugar Reduction (NASR), a coalition of public health organizations has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the proposed “pro-health” tax increase on soft drinks in the 2022 budget. A statement Wednesday in Abuja, jointly signed by the coalition co-chair, and secretary-general of the Diabetes Association, Bernard Enyia and co-chair and managing director of Nigeria Health Watch, Vivianne Read More

Ogun demolishes distressed school building after student’s death

October 3, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Following the recent collapse of a block of classrooms at Nazareth High School, Imeko, that killed one and injured two other students, the Ogun state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has ordered the demolition of the distressed school building. The governor,  further directed the immediate reconstruction of the demolished block of classrooms and hinted that any other public building found to be Read More

Pele discharged from hospital after successful surgery

October 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

Brazil legend Pele has been released from hospital after undergoing surgery for a colon tumour. The 80-year-old had the operation at Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo on 4 September. Pele, the only player to win the World Cup three times, left the intensive care unit 10 days later, but was readmitted soon after as a “preventative measure”. His medical Read More

Our present challenges ‘ll soon be over – Bala

September 30, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

   Bauchi state Governor Bala Abdukadir Mohammed has urged Nigerians to continue making sacrifice so the country can remain on the path of greatness. The governor made the call Thursday in a goodwill message to Nigerians on the occasion of its 61st independence anniversary in Bauchi. He said: “The  61st Independence anniversary should be used to reflect  on the struggle Read More

Why I piriotise payment of salary, others in Osun – Oyetola

September 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, has revealed why he has had no problem paying salary of workers in the state, saying he has been able to overcome the past challenge of meeting its financial obligations with his years of managing human and financial resources in the private sector. The governor also commended Nigerians for their resilience and contributions to national Read More

WCD – CSOs call for adequate funding, prioritization of family planning in Nigeria

September 28, 2021 Helen Oji 0

Civil Society Organisations rganizations (CSOs), have called for adequate funding and privatisation of family planning in Nigeria. Addressing journalist on Monday in Abuja during the inaugural meeting of champions and advocacy, the chairman management committee, Dr. Ejika Oji, urged the government to support family health in commemoration of World Contraception Day (WCD). He said: “Family planning investment is key to Read More

8-month-old hole-in-the heart baby, Adekoya, needs N5m lifeline

September 23, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

An eight-month-old  baby, Ademola Adekoya, currently receiving treatment at the Babcock University Teaching Hospital, Remo, Ogun state, is urgently seeking N5 million  for a life-saving surgery which must be conducted within two months.  A source at  the hospital who called Blueprint on the telephone Wednesday for possible support,  quoted the medical report as indicating that Adekoya was diagnosed with Ventricular Septal Defect Read More

Only stoppage of open defecation can end cholera in FCT – Rotary club

September 21, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Rotary Club of Garki, Abuja, has appealed to all stakeholders in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to join its efforts in addressing the challenges of open defecation in order to checkmate growing cholera disease. President of the club, Michael Ehighibe, who stated this yesterday at an investiture organised in his honour as the 33rd head of the club, asked Read More

‘Pneumonia kills over 120,000 people yearly in Nigeria’

September 15, 2021 Bayo Muhammad Alabira 0

The Chief of Party, Save the Children International (SCI), a non-governmental organisation, Dr Adamu Isa, has said Pneumonia kills between 80,000 and 120,000 children under the age of five yearly in Nigeria. He stated this recently while answering questions from media partners from Lagos, Jigawa states and the FCT during a two-day media roundtable discussion held in Abuja. Dr Isa Read More

NPower batch C employment: All you need to know about monthly stipend of beneficiaries after verification

September 15, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

The federal government of Nigeria pays all beneficiaries of Npower a certain amount of money as stipends at the end of every month for upkeep depending on the category they fall into. The scheme, however, is yet to make an official statement on when batch C Beneficiaries will begin to receive their monthly stipend, but rumour has it that payment Read More